It has been a little while since I’ve had the privilege of writing about my favorite person in the world, Transformers director Michael Bay. Thankfully, news is breaking this week that Bay and Co. will be shooting a few scenes in the upcoming sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in glorious IMAX. According to reports from Variety, Bay will be shooting at least 3 action sequences with IMAX cameras.
This is very similar to the way Christopher Nolan approached the IMAX shots for The Dark Knight, initially looking to shoot only a few scenes in the large-format. Nolan ended up shooting quite a bit of The Dark Knight in IMAX, once he saw what sort of scale it would give Gotham City. And as many of you saw when TDK hit IMAX theaters this summer, there was quite a difference in experience. Whether or not Bay can replicate that success in the Transformers sequel is yet to be seen, but I would be leaning toward yes. What is most encouraging about the Transformers sequel is that the talk seems to be about escalation — bigger robots, bigger action, bigger cameras — and that was a theme that it shares with what we saw from Chris Nolan and The Dark Knight. Not to say that Transformers 2 will be the definitive movie of 2009, but they appear to be going in the right direction.
What do you think about Transformers 2 shooting scenes in IMAX?